The FA Cup final usually brings with it plenty of talk about how much of a showpiece the event is—not just in its homeland, but also worldwide.
An impressive Twitter animation proves as much.
Simon Rogers, Twitter data editor, put together the images. If you click on the link in the tweet below, you can see the animation of the Twitter activity explode into life.
Rogers also wrote a piece for the Guardian in which the methodology was explained:
Geotagged tweets mentioning FA Cup finalists Arsenal and Hull City has been mapped by Twitter data editor Simon Rogers using CartoDB. The red dots represent Arsenal, while the blue dots represent Hull City. Use the animated map below to see how the FA Cup final was played out in tweets around the world.
Unsurprisingly, Arsenal red dominates the colour map, but the scale and worldwide nature of the tweets show just how many corners of the world the English game reaches.